2014 New This Week Archive Stories

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  • Year-End Investment Decisions
    What are year-end investment decisions?Year-end investment decisions may sometimes result in substantial tax savings. Tax planning may allow you to control the timing and method by which you report your income and claim your deductions and credits. The basic strategy for year-end pl
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Cuisine: Filomena's Italian Kitchen By: Jenn Tanaka
    Linda English loves comfort food. When you walk into Filomena’s, her Costa Mesa restaurant, instantly you feel as if you’re visiting a friend’s house. “In Italian homes, everyone always gathers in the kitchen,” she says. “I don’t know anyone who uses a traditional family room anymore.” When you eat
    Tue Nov 11, 2014
  • Halloween Surf By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The ninth Annual Halloween Surf Event brought over 100 surfers to the Newport Pier.  It was a perfect day:  warm air, warm water and 2-3 foot waves. Surfers of all ages showed their creativity for costumes as well as their surfing skills to the delight of their beach audience.
    Mon Oct 27, 2014
  • Partial Soalr Eclipse By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Photographer Lawrence Sherwin captured the partical solar eclipse on Thursday.
    Fri Oct 24, 2014
  • PBR: Bulls on the Beach By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Bulls on the Beach, a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competition, rode into Huntington Beach on Saturday. Over 5,000 enthusiastic  fans watched fifteen of the world's best riders try to ride fifteen of world's  the best bulls. Matt Triplett from Montana won the event, $7,500 and 88 points toward the PBR World Finals that takes place in
    Tue Oct 21, 2014
  • Scare Tactics By: Vinnie Leduc
    On most afternoons and evenings, Knott’s Berry Farm, the “other” amusement park in Orange County, is merely the landmark for commuters on the eastbound 91 and southbound 5 that equates to a collective sigh of relief as drivers are released from the snarls of notorious LA traffic. In October, Knott’s Berry
    Tue Oct 14, 2014
  • A Vision for a Better Tomorrow By: Jenn Tanaka
    Peace for Liberia started with a dream. One night as Leymah Gbowee was sleeping, a voice told her that she needed to gather the women of her church together to pray for peace. Admittedly she thought this was crazy. But, after decades of warfare, she was determined to try anything. So in June 2002, Gbowee spoke before the congregation at the St.
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Dog Surfing festival By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Huntington Beach is Surf City. Not just for humans, either. Dog's Unleashed, the sixth annual Dog Surfing festival, turned Dog Beach into a sandy canine surf competition. Single and tandem events brought laughter and wild cheers from the hundreds who attended. Entrants came from as far as Brazil to show off their pets.
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Long Beach Comic Con By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Long Beach Comic Con provided lots of entertainment for the entire family. In addition to panels of superhero creators and comic books collectors and paraphernalia producers , hundreds of interestingly attired cos players mingled with fans at the Long Beach Convention C
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brought more than 20,000 supporters to Newport Beach on Sunday. Participants of all ages joined in the race/walk through the pristine corridors of Fashion Island in support of finding a cure
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Pacific Festival Comes Back to OC By: Anna Albaryan and Bret Weinberger
    Orange County’s Pacific Festival was a big success this summer. A nearly sold out crowd ventured to the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Aug. 16 to enjoy live indie dance music while swimming in the ocean, dancing in the sand and soaking up the beach city’s almost-t
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Not your Grandpa’s Beer By: Anna Albaryan
    Their mascot, Eve, is wearing an orange bandana in her hair and standing against a backdrop of the same bright orange that brands the Bottle Logic brewery. She is bold, adventurous, and has great taste in beer. Her dark green cargo pants paired with a laser gun in her hand and goggles on her head dub her as the perfect blend between an Indiana J
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Coastline Classic By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Pictures from this year's Coastline Classic in Corona del Mar.
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Harlow's By: Jenn Tanaka
    Unexpected delights. That is the first thing that comes to mind when dining at Harlow’s in San Juan Capistrano. The drive to the restaurant down the grass-lined Rancho Viejo Road that winds parallel to the 5 freeway brings you to a small shopping plaza. While the exterior is unassuming, the interior décor evokes a speakeasy fused wi
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Farm to Table: Rise and Shine By: Jenn Tanaka
    Driving down Jeffrey Road in Irvine, you notice a small patch of farmland. Standing tall amid the crops is a bright red barn that seems out of place amongst the nearby strip malls and housing developments. Upon closer glance, you see that the barn doubles as a farm stand. Colorful signs advertising the wares of the season, from fresh strawberrie
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Trekking through Thailand By: Justine Amodeo
    Bankok's Jewels The elephant dreams started two weeks before I departed for Thailand; trumpeting jungle stampedes, fanciful river crossings and elephant-headed men. So when I arrived in the frenetic metropolis of Bangkok, pink taxis and tuk-tuks making their way past designer malls
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • A Risque Fall
    Photographer: James Cant Stylist: Rafael Linares/One Represents Hair: Christian Marc/The Magnet Agency Makeup: Bethany McCarty/The Magnet Agency Model: Kim Daunais/Photogenics Digital Operator: Joanna Miriam Photographer Assistant: Lily Cote Stylist Assistant:
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • The Wedge Part II By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The Wedge Part II Fun and Frolic continued at the Wedge on Thursday: Day two of the after effects of Hurricane Marie off of Cabo. Smaller waves but many more rides...or attempts.
    Fri Aug 29, 2014
  • Waves at the Wedge By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Waves at the Wedge   Hurricane Marie off the Cabo coast brought record waves to Southern California surfers on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Crowds gathered at the Wedge in Newport Beach before sunrise to catch the storm and the audacious wave riders. They were treated to quite a show all day. Surfers rode waves in the Newport Chan
    Thu Aug 28, 2014
  • September's Real Estate Update By: Martin A. Brower
    Stacked for Change Anyone who has ever driven along Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach over the past 50-plus years – and that would be just about everyone in Orange County – has seen the electricity generating power plant with its two 210-foot high smoke stacks piercing the skyline. Erected between 1958 and 1967
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • Drink your Veggies By: Jenn Tanaka
    When Driftwood Kitchen's John Nye collaborated with top mixologist Gaston Martinez, some unique concoctions were bound to emerge. The swanky Laguna BEach eatery crafts cocktails that incorporate unexpected ingredients. Nye's latest creation is The Salad Bar, a libation with the vegetable du jour: kale. It's like a green juice gone wild.
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • Just Peachy By: Jenn Tanaka
    Nothing beats a fresh peach gently warmed by the sun. The juices spilling down your arm as you bite into the soft sweet flesh. While peaches are available almost year-round, these stone fruits are at their peak until the end of August. But if the sweltering heat discourages you from visiting a local orchard or the farmers market, drop by Brunos
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • Paddleboarding for cancer awareness By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The John Wayne Cancer Center organized a lifeguard paddle down from Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara County to Imperial Beach in San Diego County.Newport Beach Lifeguards led by Skeeter Leeper carried a commerative buoy from River Jetty in Huntington Beach to Big Corona State Beach in Corona del Mar on Friday. Seven lifeguards and friends co
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • Beyond Produce By: Jenn Tanaka
    Rolling in the DoughStarting in June, BREAD artisan bakery will have a booth at the Anaheim Farmers Park Market, Su
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Personal Style By: Christina Benavides
    It takes bold taste and a keen eye to spot the perfect look for someone you've only just met, but this is exactly what OC stylist and founder of Gladstone Lifestyle & Clothing, Lori Gladstone, does day in and out.  Born and raised in New York City, Gladstone lived and breathed fashion from a young age. During her high school
    Tue May 27, 2014